Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke reportedly threatened both Alaskan senators after Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted against a motion to begin debating health care reform Tuesday.
Zinkecalledboth Murkowski and Sen. Dan SullivanWednesday afternoonto express President Donald Trump’s disappointment and to tell the senators that Murkowski’s vote will hurt Alaska going forward with the administration.
Trump lashed out against Murkowski on TwitterWednesday afternoon.
The message from the administration to Murkowski and Sullivan is important not only for Alaskans, but for congressmen and women who choose to take a stand against the administration’s initiatives.
Nine Republican senators voted against a measure to repeal and replace ObamacareTuesday eveningand seven votedWednesday afternoonagainst a proposal that would repeal major portions of Obamacare without a replacement legislation. (RELATED: Senate Votes Against Obamacare Repeal Only Bill)
The president is keeping the pressure on Congress to both repeal and replace Obamacare. TrumptweetedThursday morningthat it is the Republican senators “chance to shine” and that failing to overhaul Obamacare would “let the American people down.”
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